Hungary slams `groundless` French criticism of border barrier

 Hungary on Sunday lashed out at French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius over his criticism of the country`s new anti-migrant border barrier, accusing him of "shocking and groundless" judgements.

Kevin Anderson wins Winston-Salem crown
Kevin Anderson wins Winston-Salem crown

South Africa`s Kevin Anderson ended his losing streak in ATP tournament finals here Saturday with a straight sets win over France`s Pierre-Hugues Herbert to take the Winston-Salem Open crown.

Hollande, Merkel, Putin call for fresh summit on Ukraine

The leaders of France, Germany and Russia discussed the Ukraine crisis over the phone today and agreed to hold a new summit in the coming weeks, said the French presidency.

Two French journalists held for `attempted blackmail of Morocco king`

Two French investigative journalists were arrested on Thursday in Paris on suspicion of trying to blackmail the king of Morocco, legal sources in both countries said. 

UN conference to discuss plight of minorities persecuted by Islamic State

 A UN conference on minorities persecuted by the Islamic State group will be held on September 8 in Paris, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday. 

Kochi hospital brings open fetal surgery to India

Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre has unveiled a centre for open fetal surgery - the first in Asia for treating complex and rare fetal conditions.

Italy hits back at Merkel in migrants row

Italy`s Foreign Minister has scathingly dismissed criticism from France and Germany over its handling of the tens of thousands of migrants arriving on its southern shores.

Forty minutes of terror: How France train gunman executed the attack
Forty minutes of terror: How France train gunman executed the attack

He watches one last YouTube video of an Islamist preacher, then alone in the bathroom of a high-speed train he removes his shirt and grabs his assault rifle.

France train attack gunman 'watched jihadi video on cell phone' before attack
France train attack gunman 'watched jihadi video on cell phone' before attack

The Moroccan gunman who was armed heavily onboard a Paris-bound train and was overpowered by three Americans, planned to carry out a "targeted and premeditated" jihadist attack, a French prosecutor said Tuesday while opening a formal terrorism investigation into the case.

France train gunman being treated as suspected 'terrorist'

French prosecutors said on Tuesday that the Moroccan man arrested for last week's train attack is being treated as a suspected "terrorist" who planned to kill a large number of passengers.

Suspect looked at jihadist video before France train attack

The suspect in the attack on a high-speed train in France looked at an online video of jihadist songs on his mobile phone shortly before boarding, a source in the investigation said today.

France sees Assad`s `neutralisation` as pre-condition for peace

 French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that the "neutralisation" of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad was a pre-condition to resolving the crisis in the war-torn country.

Suspect looked at jihadist website before France train attack: Source

 The suspect in the attack on a high-speed train in France looked at a jihadist website on his mobile phone shortly before boarding, a source in the investigation said on Tuesday.

France `must prepare for other attacks`: Hollande
France `must prepare for other attacks`: Hollande

President Francois Hollande warned Tuesday that France must brace for further attacks, just days after a potentially devastating train massacre was foiled by passengers.

France honours heroes for train attack 'courage'

President Francois Hollande on Monday bestowed France's highest honour on a group of Americans and a Briton who overpowered a Moroccan gunman on a crowded train, saying the whole world "admires their courage and cool composure".

Train gunman: Islamic extremist or homeless misfit?

Who exactly is Ayoub El Khazzani, the heavily-armed Moroccan man who was wrestled to the ground by passengers in a crowded high-speed train in France, potentially averting a bloodbath.

Father of French train gunman says cannot believe son is a terrorist

The father of a suspected Islamist militant gunman overpowered by passengers on a high-speed train in France was quoted on Monday as saying he could not believe his son was a terrorist.

Couple slips off the wall while having sex, dies

A French couple plunged to their death while `having sex` on the wall surrounding a castle on Chausey island in the English Channel, media reported.

French President awards train heroes Legion d`Honneur for preventing "carnage"

French President Francois Hollande awarded three Americans and a Briton the Legion d`Honneur on Monday, saying their actions in overpowering a Moroccan gunman on a train prevented "a real carnage".

France train gunman `dumbfounded` by terrorism allegations: Lawyer

A heavily-armed gunman overpowered by passengers on a crowded train is "dumbfounded" by allegations of terrorism and denies any shot was fired, his lawyer said in comments broadcast Sunday.